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  1. Fecundity and population viability in female zoo elephants: problems and possible solutions

    Contributor(s):: Clubb, R., Rowcliffe, M., Lee, P., Mar, K. U., Moss, C., Mason, G. J.

    We previously reported that African (Loxodonta africana) and Asian (Elephas maximus) female elephants in European zoos have shorter adult lifespans than protected conspecifics in range countries. This effect was the cause of greatest concern in Asian elephants, and risk factors within this...

  2. Repeatability of a skin tent test for dehydration in working horses and donkeys

    Contributor(s):: Pritchard, J. C., Barr, A. R. S., Whay, H. R.

    Dehydration is a serious welfare issue for equines working in developing countries. Risk factors such as high ambient temperature, heavy workload and poor water availability are exacerbated by the traditional belief that provision of water to working animals will reduce their strength or cause...

  3. Welfare assessment of working donkeys: assessment of the impact of an animal healthcare project in West Kenya

    Contributor(s):: Leeb, C., Henstridge, C., Dewhurst, K., Bazeley, K.

    Development agencies and animal welfare charities try to improve the health and welfare of livestock in the developing world by educating owners and providing health care. The impact assessment of these projects relies mainly upon input-related parameters (eg number of animals treated or...

  4. Challenges of service dog ownership

    Contributor(s):: Adams, C. L.

  5. The role of service dogs in the lives of children with autism spectrum disorder

    Contributor(s):: Adams, C. L.

  6. Relations between attitudes at work, spinal problems and relationship of man with horse

    Contributor(s):: Lesimple, C., Fureix, C., Menguy, H., Richard-Yris, M. A., Hausberger, M.

    Behavioural problems, in particular aggression towards humans, are a common source of accidents amongst professionals. On another hand, vertebral problems, possible source of bad welfare or pain, are regularly reported on riding horses. In the present study, we wanted to investigate the links...

  7. The welfare of horses and other equids

    Contributor(s):: Broom, D. M., Fraser, A. F.

    This chapter discusses the different forms of ill-treatment and neglect; riding, whipping and working; training methods; breeding; housing and management; and the effect of surgical operations in relation to the welfare of racehorses, donkeys and mules.

  8. Welfare issues with the carriage horse. (UFAW Animal Welfare Series)

    Contributor(s):: Baldwin, J.

    This chapter gives a brief overview of the urban carriage horse industry in the larger US cities. Common health problems in carriage horses and health regulations are described. Moreover, some relevant welfare issues are outlined.